Events

Upcoming

Mountain, Road, Skyline, Houses, Sunrise
Time and place: Apr. 1, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Zoom (virtual event)

How to get beyond a neoclassical theory of economic growth? Economist Marie Storli, leader of Rethinking Economics Norway will speak about ways of rethinking and democratizing standard economic theories on which climate-economy models are based.

 
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Time and place: Apr. 22, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Zoom (virtual event)

How to better understand predicaments of environmental uncertainty? Felix Riede, Professor of Climate Change Archaeology and Environmental Humanities and OSEH Professor II, presents the 'palaeoenvironmental humanities' and its prospects to open up new interpretive and comparative terrain for the examination of human-climate relations.

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Time and place: Apr. 23, 2020 3:00 PM6:00 PM, PAM 425, P. A. Munchs hus, Blindern campus

This workshop brings together scholars, students and administrative staff at the University of Oslo to envision ways of transforming university education in the age of the Anthropocene.

Excavator, Trails, Nature, Forest, Mountain, Soil
Time and place: Apr. 29, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Zoom (virtual event)

How to understand China's global investments abroad in an environmental context, and the planetary, world-making nature of global building projects? Alessandro Rippa talks on what the environmental humanities can bring to this field.

Dust, Storm, Neighborhood, Street, Houses
Time and place: Apr. 30, 2020 10:15 AM11:45 AM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

CANCELLED.  We hope to bring Libby Robin back at another time in the future.

How does soil intersect with global justice, conservation ideals and changing environmental sensibilities? Environmental historian and museum curator Libby Robin talks about soil in local and global perspectives, in light of the current Australian summer. 

Text, Sky, Woods, Bare Landscape
Time: Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AMAug. 12, 2020 4:00 PM

This workshop aims to re-story processes of extinction, extraction, and emergence in multispecies worlds.

Snal, Leaf, Plant, Close-up
Time and place: Aug. 13, 2020 3:00 PM5:00 PM, HF-12, 12th floor, Niels Treschows hus

What happens when actors with different interests claims access to the same natural and cultural site? OSEH professor II Thom van Dooren explores some of the complexities of conservation in the context of deep histories and ongoing realities of colonization and militarization.

People, Family, Guiding, Windmills, Sun,
Time and place: Sep. 2, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

What role does energy play in fighting climate change and achieving more sustainable societies? Vebjørn Bakken, theoretical chemist and director of UiO:Energy, presents the work of UiO:Energy, its interdisciplinary approach, and why there is a need for such an initiative.

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Time and place: Mar. 26, 2020 4:00 PM6:30 PM, T.b.a.

This session we are exploring Marx's concept of metabolic rift, as well as the division of labour and how it plays into the work we do as environmental humanities scholars. 

 
Pigs, Fence,
Time and place: Mar. 25, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

In accordance with UiO's measures to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been cancelled.

How come western countries consume more meat than ever despite of its negative impacts? Agronomist, ethnologist and cultural historian, Karen Lykke Syse, talks about how meat consumption in Norway is being justified by history and culture.

fin whale skeleton, display, temple,
Time and place: Mar. 11, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project's main objectives.

water, rocks, Nysnø logo
Time and place: Feb. 26, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

CANCELLED.  We will try to bring Lene Hodge back at another time in the future. 

sun, sky, wood, car store
Time and place: Feb. 20, 2020 3:15 PM4:45 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How to address the double bind between growth and sustainability? In this talk, anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen engages with the climate crisis in Queensland, Australia. He asks how different knowledge regimes identify and interpret facts differently, and how this creates conflicting depictions of the world and solutions to humanity's problems.

Road, Gravel, Rocky Landscape
Time and place: Feb. 19, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How does the construction and development of land based wind power affect nature and people's relationship to the outdoors? Vidar Lindefjeld, legal advisor and co-founder of La Naturen Leve, talks about the impact of interventions in nature caused by wind power structures.

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Time and place: Feb. 17, 2020 5:00 PM6:30 PM, P.A. Munch Hus 489

Join our February meeting on the topic of the Blue Humanities, or the study of the history and cultural imaginary of the ocean. 

landscape, sand, wanter, car, broken building structures
Time and place: Feb. 12, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Earth system scientist Jana Sillmann introduces her work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and shows how climate extremes and their associated risks are assessed across disciplines.

Studentparlamentet, Villa Eika, building, exterior, pride flag
Time and place: Feb. 5, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How can the University of Oslo become a greener university? Christen Andreas Wroldsen, president of UiO's Student Parliament, will talk about the need to build a more sustainable UiO.

 
Garden, Plants, Flowers, Greenhouse
Time and place: Jan. 16, 2020 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Room 489, P. A. Munchs hus, Blindern

What values are espoused in the philosophy of New Agrarianism, and how does the concrete practice of permaculture fit into the picture?

Colourbox
Time and place: Dec. 16, 2019 9:15 AMDec. 18, 2019 5:00 PM, 12th floor Niels Treschows Building, Blindern

What is the role of history in society? This 3 ECTS course will investigate the public role of historians.

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Time: Dec. 11, 2019

What can we learn from octopuses?

Illustration of the climate anomaly of the 1770s, from 1772
Time and place: Nov. 27, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.

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Time and place: Nov. 25, 2019 3:15 PM4:15 PM, Ground floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups hus

Music is seen as the most immaterial of the arts, and recorded music as a progress of dematerialization—an evolution from physical discs to invisible digits. In Decomposed, Kyle Devine offers another perspective.

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Time: Nov. 24, 2019

How do we make sense of our environment through our ears? What are soundscapes and how can we study them?

 Map of Iceland, first published in 1570, showing the volcano Hekla
Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can musical aesthetics register the turbulence of living together with volcanoes? Tore Størvold talks about geosociality and the ecocritical analysis of Icelandic music.

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Time and place: Nov. 13, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can we integrate art and academic practice to find new ways of representing other-than-human species? How do we engage in storytelling that adequately describes our kinship with the more-than human world?